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All you need to know for Purdue's home opener against the mighty Trees of Indiana State.

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The show must go on, and that means a home opener against Indiana State this week. This will be the fifth ever meeting between the schools, and since the Big Ten is doing away with match-ups against FCS teams, it is likely the last one ever with the Trees. Purdue barely snuck past Indiana State two seasons ago int he first win under Darrell Hazell. They are better now, but this is still a paycheck game purchase by Purdue to win, preferably by a lot.

The Trees made last season's FCS playoffs and even won a game 36-16 at Eastern Kentucky before losing int he second round. They also had a narrow 20-18 loss to national runner-up Illinois State and played 4-time defending FCS champion North Dakota State well in a 34-17 loss. This is a good FCS team, currently ranked #21 in both FCS polls, but still a team the Boilers *should* be able to handle.

We'll have more later in the week, but here are your Game Day Vitals:

Stadium

Ross-Ade Stadium (Built 1924)

Capacity

57,236

Surface

Bermuda Grass

Tickets

As low as $8 on Stubhub

Kickoff Time

Noon

TV

ESPNews

Online Streaming

WatchESPN

Satellite Radio

Sirius XM Channel 84

Odds

None

All-Time Series

Purdue leads 4-0

Last Purdue Win

20-14 at Purdue on 9/7/2013

Last Indiana State Win

None

Blog Representation

None

Weather

Lower-60s at kickoff, reaching mid to upper-60s by the end of the game. Partly Sunny throughout the game with increasing cloud cover (as of 9/11)

2014 Indiana State Record

8-6, 4-4 Missouri Valley Conference

2014 Indiana State Postseason

Lost 35-14 to Chattanooga in 2nd Round FCS Playoffs

Coach

Mike Sanford(26-60 overall, 3rd Year at Indiana State (10-17)). Former QB Coach at Purdue (1987-88)

Is T-Mill Attending?

Yes.